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Bladder Cancer treatment details. Chemotherapy. Heinrich-Heine-University, Dusseldorf, Germany



Survival: 8.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
   
Drugs:
Country: Germany
   
City/State/Province: Dusseldorf
   
Hospital: Heinrich-Heine-University
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 2/2011

Description:
Patients:
This phase 3 study involved 4 advanced bladder cancer patients who had previously received cisplatin-based chemotherapy. The median patient age was 65.1 years; no information about gender was given.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agents gemcitabine and paclitaxel until progression of disease.

Toxicities:
Treatment-related deaths due to infection and respiratory failure were reported. Grade 4 anemia was also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 8.0 months.

Support:
This study was supported by the pharmaceutical companies Eli Lilly and Bristol Myers Squibb.

Correspondence: Dr. Peter Albers; email: peter.albers@med.uni-duesseldorf.de

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